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04-11-2016 01:46 AM Cooling experiment
Got an army buddy who's been running Ford's for ever.
Since I'm not a car guy, his advice is welcome.
Whats that you say? Try everything.....
So new radiator and fan for cooling....
Bought a Griffin rad.- 3 inch deep -1 1/4- two row.

Took the original 1990 Lincoln Town Car (302) fan- which rotates counter clockwise, apart.
Flipped the spider, and replaced the blades--to run clockwise. Like the rest of the world-(1960).
Got a hurricane under the hood now.
May not need a shroud ( I hope). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCEiIfiHudg
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04-03-2016 11:36 AM the first sign of spring
It finally got warm/dry enough to venture out side, time to address the cooling issues on this SBF.
Moving the rad forward so I can install a proper fan and shroud if needed.


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11-15-2015 04:04 PM Braking news
since I live in the big city where every one drives like morons,
I switched to disc brakes up front. Like every thing on this hot rod project-
had to adjust a few things to get the kit to work.
Next - new wiper motor.


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  [Entry #248]

09-15-2015 02:22 PM that was fun
oh no it wasn't

Wipers work, not sure if they're in it for
the long run.
I wouldn't advise anyone to do the same.
new wiper operation

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09-10-2015 07:18 PM that was fun
I cleaned up some wiring behind the dash
turn signals no workie
shorted out ground, burnt out flasher, blown fuse
took a while. The local mcparts stores don't carry
three pronged flashers.

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